Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Working Logs

Logs are an important part of our lives on Powell Lake. First, they form booms that provide us with protection from storm waves and wakes from passing boats, and mark our leased water lot.

Logs are the support structure for our floating cabin. Forty-foot cedar logs are lashed together for the foundation. On top of the main float logs, which provide buoyancy and stability, vertical braces (pony logs) create a flat surface for the decking and cabin floor.

Thanks for looking at my log pictures. Stay for awhile, take a look at my index, there's lots more to see. Or go to www.PowellRiverBooks.com for more information about our stories. -- Margy

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for telling me that story! Fine photos, I´d clicked at the links too.

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  2. Watched lots of log booms in in BC, especiaaly between the island & Mainland, so apprecaitred this L!

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  3. Very nice, different and instructive. I have learned something new about the use of logs. Thank you.

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  4. Yes, what a lovely story. Really puts everything into perspective.

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  5. Floating Cabin, how awesome… are you just beginning to build this? Would enjoy seeing the finished project

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  6. An answer for deemom -

    Our cabin was built by our good friend John in 1998 and we purchased it in 2001. We have made some additions and changes with John's help. You can read more about our cabin in the categories "Float Cabin Living" and "Float Cabin Construction." John is building a new cabin right now from the waterline up. I will be writing more about it as it happens. Thanks for asking. - Margy

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  7. Nice story and pictures from your life at your place. :)

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  8. Thanks for the visit. Love the reflection in the water surface - on your last shot.

    And how appropriate to choose logs. Where would we be without them!

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  9. What a lovely story and nice pictures.

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  10. A well constructed story backed with great photos, enjoyed reading about LOGS.One great post for ABC.


    Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments

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  11. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

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  12. Thank for telling us the story. Itt was very interesting. You have wonderful photos and a very nice L too:)

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  13. Greetings to you in God's Country! Your post brought back so many memories of logging. My husband is from Coeur d'Alene, ID and we have spent time on Idaho's Salmon River. But the smell of logs is the most delicious smell on earth.

    Great blog, Margy, and I'll be back to read your writings.

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  14. Wonderful photos. I learned a lot from this post today too.

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  15. Wow! Gives one a new appreciation for logs.

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  16. Glad you chose to post an L that's so significant in your life. It makes it so much interesting for people like me reading your blog!

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